I had my takedown surgery June 1. I was doing pretty well until yesterday-frequency increased and am having some cramping. The frequency has slowed down a little but I am getting some painful cramping. I noticed that I have passed very little gas in that time. I am worried about pouchitis but would that be likely so soon after takedown? Also, could it be trapped gas? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Gas sometimes feels like cramping. First couple of months I had several things happening to me that I couldn't explain. I remember having severe back pain that turned out to be gas. I would say give it some time and if cramping persists, call your surgeon. You can ask for anti-cramping meds.
yes you could have pouchitis immediately upon takedown. But your situation sounds more just like gas that needs to move through. Try moving around a lot, twisting, bending, walking. Use heating pads, hot baths, hot showers. See if you can get things moving.

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